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The Indian National Congress is an Indian political party founded in 1885. After Indian independence in 1947, the Congress became the dominant political party in the country. Congress leader Jawaharlal Nehru served as the first Prime Minister of India. More

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  • Rajya Sabha adjourns twice over Maharashtra caste violence issue Jan 03, 2018 12:50 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha adjourns twice over Maharashtra caste violence issue

    As soon as the Upper House began the proceedings with the laying of papers during Zero Hour, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu asked Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad to speak.

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 PM as MPs raise Maharashtra caste violence issue Jan 03, 2018 11:45 AM IST

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 PM as MPs raise Maharashtra caste violence issue

    As soon as the papers were laid during Zero Hour, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu asked Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad to speak.

  • Politics In 2017 | BJP strengthened its foothold, but Rahul Gandhi held his own Dec 29, 2017 01:06 PM IST

    Politics In 2017 | BJP strengthened its foothold, but Rahul Gandhi held his own

    State elections dominated the political landscape in 2017. The BJP had another successful year, spreading its footprint to 19 states.

  • No question of 'middle path' till PM Modi apologises: Congress MP Dec 20, 2017 03:31 PM IST

    No question of 'middle path' till PM Modi apologises: Congress MP

    The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned till 2 pm today with the Congress members demanding an apology from Modi for his remarks made at an election rally that Singh had allegedly colluded with Pakistan to defeat the BJP in Gujarat.

  • Lok Sabha adjourned due to Congress uproar over PM Modi's remarks Dec 19, 2017 12:35 PM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourned due to Congress uproar over PM Modi's remarks

    As soon as the Question Hour began, leader of Congress in the House Mallikarjun Kharge raised the issue but Speaker Sumitra Mahajan refused to entertain his demand during the Question Hour.

  • Results show people's faith in agenda of development: Vijay Rupani Dec 18, 2017 06:36 PM IST

    Results show people's faith in agenda of development: Vijay Rupani

    Rupani also thanked the people of Rajkot from where he won by over 54,000 votes.

  • BJP will form government in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh: Amit Shah Dec 18, 2017 06:30 PM IST

    BJP will form government in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh: Amit Shah

    Asked if there was a close fight with the Congress in Gujarat, he said having a eight percent victory margin over the rival cannot be taken as 'kante ki takkar' (close fight).

  • Govt to stick on the path of fiscal consolidation: Envision's Nilesh Shah Dec 18, 2017 05:31 PM IST

    Govt to stick on the path of fiscal consolidation: Envision's Nilesh Shah

    It is unlikely the government would sway away from path of fiscal consolidation and fiscal prudence, said Nilesh Shah of Envision Capital

  • Sonia Gandhi says her 'role is to retire', Congress insists she will remain in politics Dec 15, 2017 02:01 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi says her 'role is to retire', Congress insists she will remain in politics

    The Congress clarified that Sonia Gandhi will only retire as party president, with her son Rahul set to take over the post on Saturday.

  • Round-up of exit polls: Numbers predict a clear win for BJP in both Gujarat & HP Dec 14, 2017 06:20 PM IST

    Round-up of exit polls: Numbers predict a clear win for BJP in both Gujarat & HP

    The BJP will be the party to beat in both Gujarat and HP as a number of exit polls published by news channels seem to suggest a clear victory for the saffron party in both the states.

  • The Mother of all State Battles Dec 11, 2017 06:05 PM IST

    The Mother of all State Battles

    The elections for the 182-seat Gujarat assembly are being closely watched because it is PM Narendra Modi’s home state.

  • Rahul Gandhi officially named Congress president, to take over on December 16 Dec 11, 2017 03:39 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi officially named Congress president, to take over on December 16

    The 47-year-old will officially take over the duties from December 16.

  • Rahul Gandhi: Reluctant prince set to be crowned king Dec 07, 2017 04:42 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi: Reluctant prince set to be crowned king

    As the 2019 general elections beckon, can he revive a dispirited Congress?

  • PM Narendra Modi terms Rahul Gandhi's elevation as 'Aurangzebi raj' Dec 04, 2017 01:59 PM IST

    PM Narendra Modi terms Rahul Gandhi's elevation as 'Aurangzebi raj'

    Without referring to the National Herald case, in which Rahul Gandhi had got bail, Modi, addressing a campaign rally in Valsad district of Gujarat, said, "Congress has gone bankrupt, as it is going to make a person who is out on bail in corruption case its president."

  • Gujarat polls: PM Modi hits out at Rahul over stance on China, Saeed and surgical strike Nov 27, 2017 03:25 PM IST

    Gujarat polls: PM Modi hits out at Rahul over stance on China, Saeed and surgical strike

    Modi, who started his high-voltage campaign with a rally in Kutch district's Bhuj town, launched a stinging attack against the Congress party.

  • Govt 'avoiding' Parliament session in view of Gujarat polls: Congress Nov 21, 2017 03:32 PM IST

    Govt 'avoiding' Parliament session in view of Gujarat polls: Congress

    The opposition party alleged the Modi government is working under its model of "bypass, bulldoze and betray", which is an "attack on democracy".

  • Rahul Gandhi's elevation: Congress Working Committee meet underway Nov 20, 2017 11:28 AM IST

    Rahul Gandhi's elevation: Congress Working Committee meet underway

    The meeting, chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, is being held at her 10 Janpath residence.

  • GST in its current form a 'fraud', says former PM Manmohan Singh Oct 30, 2017 07:33 PM IST

    GST in its current form a 'fraud', says former PM Manmohan Singh

    Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is leading the demonetisation protests, which is going to be held across the country.

  • Rajasthan govt tables bill to replace criminal laws ordinance amid Opposition protest Oct 23, 2017 01:52 PM IST

    Rajasthan govt tables bill to replace criminal laws ordinance amid Opposition protest

    The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2017, seeks to replace the September 7 ordinance, which drew widespread criticism from various quarters.

  • PM wants 'Swachch Bharat', we want 'sach Bharat': Rahul Gandhi Aug 17, 2017 02:05 PM IST

    PM wants 'Swachch Bharat', we want 'sach Bharat': Rahul Gandhi

    Addressing a meeting of opposition leaders, hosted by rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, Gandhi also took a dig at the government's flagship programme ‘Make in India’, saying most products available in the country were made in China.

  • Urban Realities: Battle for Delhi civic bodies Apr 13, 2017 10:53 PM IST

    Urban Realities: Battle for Delhi civic bodies

  • Congress moves SC challenging Goa Guv decision to appoint Parrikar Mar 14, 2017 04:51 PM IST

    Congress moves SC challenging Goa Guv decision to appoint Parrikar

    The Congress today moved the Supreme Court challenging Goa Governor Mridula Sinha's decision to appoint BJP leader Manohar Parrikar as the chief minister of the state.

  • Ahead of exit polls,pre- polls surveys predict big gains for BJP Mar 09, 2017 11:17 AM IST

    Ahead of exit polls,pre- polls surveys predict big gains for BJP

    First, we begin with the comparison of two major opinion polls — one conducted by Axis My India and another by CSDS, with the polls of polls aggregated by News18. The polls focussed on three states: Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab.

  • Polling begins in 40 UP Assembly seats in Phase-VII Mar 08, 2017 08:04 AM IST

    Polling begins in 40 UP Assembly seats in Phase-VII

    Prominent candidates who are in fray include former Cabinet minister Om Prakash, Parasnath Yadav, Ajay Rai, former MP Dhananjay Singh, Sigbatullah Ansari brother of Mukhtar Ansari and Seema Singh wife of jailed mafia Munna Bajrangi.

  • US is entering a period of protectionism: Meera Shankar Mar 01, 2017 10:07 PM IST

    US is entering a period of protectionism: Meera Shankar

    Donald Trump, in his first speech to Congress on Tuesday, promised to add a new chapter to his election campaign theme of ‘Make America Great Again‘. The US President promised to bring back ‘millions of jobs‘.

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